• Pushing the boundaries [AAD16D1]

    Top technology trends have always characterised the aerospace and defence industry, but Dassault Systèmes (the 3D Experience Company) is taking this phenomenon forward much more rapidly.

  • A one-stop shop [AAD16D1]

    The presence at AAD of long-established Lithuanian company Helisota (Hangar 2, Stand E14), a member of the Avia Solutions Group, reflects the predominant use of Russian helicopters in Africa, which currently numbers at least 600 machines, including the Mil Mi-8P, PS and T, Mi-8MT (Mi-17), Mi-8MTV-1 (Mi-17-1V), and Mi-8AMT (Mi-171).

  • Quality training [AAD16D1]

    Blue Chip Flight School (Outside Hangar 6) is a prominent flight training school in South Africa, based at Wonderboom (Pretoria) and Newcastle airports, with a successful track record of training of both private and commercial pilots. Its varied fleet of aircraft is made up largely of the single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk and Piper Arrow, and twin-engine Beech 55 Baron, backed up by an array of other aircraft with retractable gear, variable-pitch propellers and fuel injection systems for advanced training.

  • Up and away [AAD16D1]

    South Africa’s only privately owned airport and one of only two international facilities serving Johannesburg in Gauteng (the other is O R Tambo International), Lanseria International (Hangar 6, Stand E2) offers flights between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and George, operated daily by kulula.com, Mango and FlySafair.

  • Helicopters on a high [AAD16D1]

    Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA) (Hangar 4, Stand W8) has delivered a new H125 rotorcraft to Namibia’s Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism in the capital Windhoek. The helicopter has been customised for day and night-time operations, enabling it to fly anti-poaching and other missions in this vast country.

  • Full suite of services [AAD16D1]

    Global business aviation organisation ExecuJet is celebrating 20 years of attending AAD, and again is highlighting the wide range of aviation services it offers. These include maintenance, aircraft management and charter, support operations and the running of fixed-based operations (FBOs). ExecuJet Africa has 32 aircraft in its fleet, out of a global group total of 165.

  • When the tough get going [AAD16D1]

    Military operations require solutions that meet the harshest and toughest of conditions. Mercedes-Benz is exhibiting a selection of its military vehicles at AAD (Hangar 3, Stand CW15), which includes the Unimog U5000 and the Actros 3344A/45. Both these vehicles offer innovative protection, uncompromising reliability and outstanding performance.

  • Puma protected against HEAT [AAD16D1]

    An OTT Technologies Puma (4x4) protected vehicle is being shown at AAD for the first time fitted with the British AmSafe Bridport Tarian RPG (rocket propelled grenade) armour system.

  • Extending ripples [AAD16D1]

    Like the proverbial pebble causing ripples in a pond, first-time AAD exhibitor Rippel Effect Manufacturing (REM) is now widening the well-established Rippel Effect brand in the market.

  • Simplified trading [AAD16D1]

    OCR Services (Hangar 3, Stand W13) has launched a mobile version of its Enterprise Global Software Suite (EASE) compliance software, which automates and simplifies cross-border trading operations and helps aerospace and defence companies in ITAR-related matters for global trade.

  • Spatial awareness [AAD16D1]

    Woolpert (Hangar 3, Stand CE19) is promoting its geospatial land survey and aerial mapping services to customers on the African continent.

  • Best wear for pilots [AAD16D1]

    A pilot’s life often depends on the quality of their equipment, including the flight suit. South Africa’s Stepahead (Canvas and Tent Stand OS4, outside Hangar 3), well-known for its military headwear, has just launched a fire-retardant flight suit.

  • Changing of the guard [AAD16D1]

    Pretoria-based Airbus DS Optronics, part of the German parent and part-owned by Denel, is bidding farewell to long-standing chief executive Kobus Viljoen.

  • Precision and accuracy [AAD16D1]

    Pretoria-based Measuretest supplies professional test and measurement equipment to the avionic, RF, microwave, electrical and telecommunications sectors.

  • Water everywhere, anywhere [AAD16D1]

    When natural disasters occur, affected communities invariably require immediate supplies of water and other life-supporting aid. Now humanitarian agencies can count on the innovative water treatment technologies from Darley (Hangar 3, Stand W8).

  • Best protection [AAD16D1]

    Despite being established a mere 20 years ago, Öztek Tekstil Printing and Dyeing Industries (Hangar 7, Stand CE5) has grown into a renowned enterprise offering the latest in protective and technical fabrics for a wide range of applications.

  • Case in hand [AAD16D1]

    Bologna, Italy-based GT Line (Hangar 3, Stand CW25), a leading manufacturer of smart transportation solutions, is presenting is wide portfolio of tool-cases, including the Explorer Cases for military use.

  • Clean fuel [AAD16D1]

    Privately owned Benveroy (Pty) Ltd (Hangar 3, Stand W6) focuses on developing environmentally sustainable solutions in fuel management.

  • Spares in abundance [AAD16D1]

    AVIAHELP (Hangar 2, Stand W6), Russia’s largest independent provider of aviation spares, exports to 38 countries, supplying spares to the commercial, air force and naval markets with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development, from warehouses in Moscow, and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Specialised supply [AAD16D1]

    Twiga Services and Logistics (Hangar 6, Stand CW20) provides its clients with customised and specialised supply programmes that cater for their defence, security and humanitarian aid requirements.